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What book are you currently enjoying?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (30553points) January 16th, 2013

I’m reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire and enjoying it a great deal.

Are you engrossed in a book these days?

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Berserker's avatar

Desperation by Stephen King. It’s one crazy ass book. Read it years ago and I loved it. Time for another spin!

rooeytoo's avatar

I have to admit, I like my pleasure reading light and easy. And I am addicted to Janet Evanovitch and Stephanie Plum. Therefore I am reading Notorious Nineteen and loving it. I really have a case of the hots for Ranger!

flutherother's avatar

I’ve just started Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany. How did this book pass me by? An odd apocalyptic fantasy from the 1970’s.

Shippy's avatar

I’ve been trying to read Eckhard Tolle for about two years now. I gave up and gave it away. Clearly I am not ready for it.

Seek's avatar

I’m in the midst of Rediscovery, a Darkover novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey.
Last weekend I devoured the Saga of the Renunciates, which includes The Shattered Chain, Thendara House and City of Sorcery, so I’m neck-deep in Darkover these days.

I’m also halfway through The Sorcerer: The Fort at River’s Bend, book five of The Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Currently reading Grafarþögn by Arnaldur Indriðason. It’s an Icelandic crime novel.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

The Bride Quartet, by Nora Roberts. I needed something light and sweet.

@Symbeline I found some pot in your spare tire. You have the right to remain silent. I am a wolf. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. I’m going to eat you. If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Les Miserables

wildpotato's avatar

Right now I’m reading Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit for my research and Wells’ War of the Worlds for fun, but I’m not really enjoying either one.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart.

rojo's avatar

The Other Side of Western Civilization. Volume II Edited by Peter N. Stearns

rojo's avatar

@flutherother Great Book! Read it many years ago and thought it was outstanding. I must get another copy and reread it. Thanks.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

I find myself going back to “The Crusades” by Thomas Asbridge every now and again. It’s such a bloody huge book it’s impossible for me to stick at it and keep reading it until it’s been read completely. It’s a medieval history book as the title would probably suggest, and it’s unbiased, looks at the Crusades both from the POV of Christians as well as Muslims.
It’s a good book.

Seek's avatar

^ I have that book!

Aster's avatar

“Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander. And no, it’s not “Evan.”

Akua's avatar

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Roby's avatar

Gump & Company It is a sequel to Forrest Gump.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’m reading Jane Eyre. The last time I read it was when I was 13 and I have to say I’m really re-enjoying it.

mazingerz88's avatar

The Hobbit
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

jordym84's avatar

Leonardo’s Swans by Karen Essex. It’s hard to put down, but I’ve had to do so these past 3 days because of my work schedule and I’m suffering major withdrawal symptoms!

Bellatrix's avatar

I just finished Saturday by Ian McEwan and am still sorting through my thoughts about that book.

I am starting The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau.

Plus a pile of books relating to my research. There is always a pile of books close to me.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The Mongoliad by Stephenson and company.

Earthgirl's avatar

I just started Breath by Tim Winton. I remember that @Bellatrix recommended it. Its my second time starting to read it because the first time I got distracted with another book. Not very far into it yet but I’ll let you know if I like it.

@Bellatrix I read Saturday and it does have an impact that stays with you. The ending is very intense. I’d love to know what you make of it.

Bellatrix's avatar

@Earthgirl, I’m still thinking about it. There were elements I didn’t like but the story itself was very compelling. I agree about the ending. I wasn’t expecting that.

muppetish's avatar

Stories by Katherine Mansfield. I haven’t read much from this period and I quite like her style. I am also thoroughly enjoying The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led The Revels There by Catherynne Valente.

yankeetooter's avatar

I have a bad habit of reading multiple books at once. I am re-reading The Hobbit (after seeing the film). I am also reading Cell, by Stephen King, but, like many of his more recent books I am just not enjoying it as much as his earlier ones. I’m reading Caribbean, by James Michener. Oh, and a textbook on C++ programming for my impending class…and hopefully a textbook on databases, if ever manages to ship it to me…

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